'Youth For Equality' challenges MP Govt's order to increase OBC quota to 27 per centtext_fields
Jabalpur: A Delhi-based organisation named 'Youth For Equality' has filed a petition in High Court of Madhya Pradesh challenging an order of the General Administration Department of the Madhya Pradesh government announcing 27 per cent reservation for the OBC category in certain admissions and recruitment.
The petition came up for hearing before a division bench of Chief Justice M Rafiq and Justice V K Shukla on Thursday.
The plea says that the high court had on September 1 had declined to vacate its stay to an ordinance which increased the reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from 14 per cent to 27 per cent in the state.
Therefore it is not possible to provide 27 per cent reservation to the OBCs for any admission or recruitment process, the petition argued.
A day after the high court continued its stay, the state government had announced 27 per cent reservation for OBC in certain admissions and recruitments, barring the departments where the high court's injunction prevailed.
The High Court asked the state government to submit a reply by September 20 and fixed the next date of hearing on the same day.